In the same way that many friendships begin, Andy and Ant first met over a beer. One day they talked about starting a business together, and this discussion almost certainly occurred over a beer. Doing what? The answer was right in front of them, and so Brothers Beer was born.
Located in the City Works Depot, Brothers Beer serves a staggering variety of craft beers – on tap and bottled - from around the globe to drink in the Beer Tasting Lounge, to take home, or have delivered to your door. There's also a food menu of pizzas, toasties, or beef & beer stew to enjoy with your beers too.
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Brewery, Retail Store & Tasting Lounge. 200+ beers, 18 on tap. Nice.
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Having a beer at Brothers is like visiting a friend’s house. The comfy couch in the corner and friendly pourers make you feel right at home. Even with free taste tests it took me a while to pick a beer, but the Brothers tropical drop I ended up with was a winner. There are 18 beers on tap and over 200 bottled bears on the premises, plus brewing fermenters on-site, so there is always another beer to come back and taste.
Brothers beer has the look of a quirky kiwi bach in the 70’s and a bottled beer selection to rival any bar in the world. There’s 18 taps which are always pouring something to tickle your fancy including Brother’s own delicious beers brewed in the on site microbrewery. Brother’s has an off license as well so you’re encouraged to stock up on ‘homework’ to help further your beer education when you leave the bar. The staff know their brews and the location in the City Works Depot is excellent so don’t miss the chance to go check this local legend out!
Brothers beer is a legend on the Auckland Craft beer scene, with 18 taps and hundreds of bottles on offer. They also offer off license sales so you can bring your bevvys home before the girlfriend starts to text bomb you asking where you are. Their little venue in the city works depot is decked out like a classic Kiwi Bach with heaps of quirky character and a chilled out atmosphere making it the ideal spot for any occasion. Their pizzas and toasties are decent as well if you're hankering for a feed and the bartenders all have excellent beer knowledge. Feel free to ask for advice as they all have the knowledge to help guide you to your perfect bevvy whether you're a craft veteran or a nervous newbie.
It’s fair to say Brothers Beer are smashing it at the moment with their craft beer offerings and that's why I love this place. Come here and you can try a wide range of locally brewed beer and so much more. Brothers has 18 beers on tap and eight of those change weekly with the Brothers Beer varieties being brewed in front of you. When I visited they also had 310 bottled varieties. At the moment I’m told the Bach Brewing ‘Kingtide Pacific IPA’ is a must taste, along with anything by Panhead or Liberty breweries. The taps change so often because usually only one keg of each craft beer is ordered - but they’ve come up with a genius solution so you can monitor every drop of your favourite brew - an up-to-the-minute keg volume reader you can view on their website.
Most Dads are suckers for the suds, so an excursion to Brothers Beer in the City Works Depot may just make his Fathers Day the best one yet. This team really did go all out on the tap offerings, with 18 regularly changing, delicious and different beers ready and waiting for your number one Dad to taste. Savour the flavour of one brew, or tuck into a tasting rack of five beers for $25. When the hunger pains prevail (or the tasting rack gets the better of him), choose from their list of tasty wood fired pizzas, too. And if you’re thinking a ‘Dad & Associates Day Out’ (i.e. bringing the family and friends together) could be nice, then ask Brothers Beer about their group bookings and tastings - he’d love nothing more than a belly full of laughs to go with that belly full of brews.